To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has as to the percentage annual in unit labour costs in manufacturing in each year since 1979 in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) France, (c) Germany, (d) the United States of America, and (e) Japan.
The following table sets out the available information. Annual figures for 1987 are not yet available:
|Unit labour costs in manufacturing Percentage change on previous year|
|Unite Kingdom||France||Germany||United States||Japan|
|Permanent workers dismissed for offence justifying summary dismissal||4||13||1||—||—||—||—|